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of the fact that policy is our means, and they are not ends. we think we were for the court taxes or spending restraint, but those are policies we advocate. they're not what we're really for. what we're for are the good things that these policies will yield to the american people. what we're really for is the kind of society that those policies would allow the american people to create -- together. there is one idea too often missing from our public debate, it is that idea, together. in the last few years we conservatives seem to have abandoned words like together, compassion, and community, as if they're only possible meanings were as some sort of secret code for stateism. collective action does not only or even usually mean government action. conservatives cannot surrender the idea of community to the left when it is the vitality of our committees upon which our entire philosophy ultimately depends. nor can we allow one politician's occasional conflation of compassion and bigger government to discourage us from emphasizing the moral code of our world view. conservatism ultimately is not abo
paying taxes up front that will fund retirees' and will eventually qualify for benefits. they are the issue. that is a question about social security reform. i think we do need is a security reform. >> i thank you for your work. i appreciate both of you being here today. senator.you very much senator schumer? >> thank you, senator feinstein. i thank you both of you for your great work on agriculture. i also want to see -- i also want to thank chairman leahy for having this hearing. it has been amazing and those of us in our little group cannot support him enough -- cannot thank him enough for supporting our bill. 90% ofi get started, what is in his bill is in our bill. overall it is very positive. >> thank you. i would like to really look that over. >> i will. the bill i to would like to ask that all of us do not jump to conclusions regarding the events in boston. we will try to complete those events with this legislation. we are a safer country when law- enforcement knows who is here, has their fingerprints, photos, conduct background checks, and no wonder these to look
not pay tax. you have to pay tax. and the employer would pay the tax. a ford are did not pay because it will not be here -- foreigner does not pay because they will not be here long. but we did not have the employer pay either. if the employer hires you, you will have to pay 15 percent more. why would anyone hire american when you can hire foreigners and pay them 15% less? with high unemployment, is the sticking point for a lot of people. a lot of little things like that within our immigration system that should be tweaked and never are. >> having immigrants and america can be very valuable to our economy. >> immigrants create jobs, create businesses, pay taxes. even those that are of -- not documented, it will pay a wide range of taxes. >> your testimony was that immigration actually saved new york, stimulation of the economy. can you briefly describe how that worked? >> i cannot speak with authority on any place outside of the five boroughs of new york city. i can tell you we think we have roughly 500,000 undocumented. but they have a very low crime rate because they do not want to
, you'll see employers make that decision. they will not want the tax, the penalty, and the interest liability that goes along with a tax violation. that's a clear piece, it's not a piece of policy being discussed by these people because they are not serious about solving this problem in the way rule of law people would be. e-verify won't be enforced adequately to be effective. it could be passed, i think it could be passed as a condition but next one is, finish the border fence. we have that language in place now. we passed a 700-mile border fence language, actually 854 miles and that's because the border is crooked in some 40 es and we've got about miles of effective fence system of follow through on the existing law we have, is my recommendation. we don't have to have a new law to build a fence. build the fence, secure the border, then come back and tell us you have actually accomplished that. let's watch this thing with drones and see if that's taken place. we know from the last drone report the border patrol even drone assisted were not interdicting half of those attempting to c
of the payroll tax cut, $80 per month as significant for most families. ghost was groceries, rent, gasoline. grant of lawful status further increases the influx of illegal immigrants. further forcing out low skilled the wage the pressing and employment levels of those americans. leadsition to that, that to more americans depending on the government. that the for the federal government, due deliberation be given to the effect of that grant on the wage and employment levels of low skilled americans because the evidence before the commission is that grant of said status is not without substantial cost to the american worker. thank you. >> as of all witnesses, a full statement will remain part of the record. the president of the american action forum. good to have the year. please go ahead. >> thank you chairman. it is a privilege to be here today i submitted a written statement for the record. let me briefly make three points. the immigration reform bill before you as many aspects. there are important security considerations, economic impact, legal issues but at its core, immigration reform re
the section on taxes -- texas, and what is contained there very much is what i have heard from farmers and ranchers throughout the state. agriculture is critical to my state, as it is to her state, and i suspect the state of every member in this committee. i think all of us would like to see a bill that fixes the broken immigration system. and i would suggest -- and my view, the strategy that will be effective to pass a bill is to focus where there is a wide bipartisan agreement. that is how we will actually get a bill passed. and in my judgment, there are two broad areas where there it is bipartisan agreement right now. number one, i think there is bipartisan agreement that we've got to get serious about securing the border. that we need to increase manpower, that we need to increase technology, that we need to fix the problem. in a post 9/11 world i think it does not make sense we do not know the criminal history in the background of those coming in, and i think there is wide agreement that we should fix that, including the problem of visa overstays. i think there is likewise wide bi
. it translates to hundreds of thousands who can't pay taxes, and support their families on their own time. the evidence also indicated that in addition to employment levels, illegal immigration drove down wage levels. studies by the federal reserve bank of atlanta, for example, showed that illegal immigration was attributable to the nearly $960 per year decrease in wage levels of documented georgians. in leisure and hospitality industries, it was $1520. for doctors and lawyers, and may not be a lot. , $80esident obama observed per month is significant for most families. it goes towards groceries, rent, gasoline. recent history shows that grant of lawful status further increases the influx of illegal immigrants, forcing out unskilled laborers and thereby depressing the wage and employment levels of those americans. in addition to that, that leads to more americans, depending on the government for subsistence. before thece commission is that grant of status is not without substantial cost to the american worker. thank you. as with all witnesses, the statement will be made part of the record
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